EE has today announced that it plans to launch voice over WiFi calls in the UK, allowing customers who are subscribed to the EE service to make calls over WiFi without the need for a third party application, this meaning users will no longer need applications like Skype or Viber.
EE say that the service will also allow users to make higher quality calls than what they will currently receive from these ‘unmanaged VoIP services’.
“Our WiFi calling capability will let customers make calls where they have access to WiFi but not to the mobile network. The customer experience is seamless because it’s the same as making a network call and uses the normal call interface of the handset. This is a major part of our strategy to invest in giving customers the ability to make a call wherever they are, and we’re confident that this service can make a big difference to people in homes and large offices across the country, especially in the most rural areas, that don’t have mobile coverage.”
EE say that the new voice of WiFi service will launch in the UK this autumn, and will be available right from your smartphones dialler.
This news also comes alongside the announcement that they will be launch a trial of voice over LTE, or VoLTE for short in the UK later this year, after which they expect to launch it fully in 2015.